- Title: Person of Interest – Triggerman
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Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) discover the latest number delivered by The Machine is for an enforcer (Jonathan Tucker) for the Irish Mob whose boss (Kevin Conway) has targeted him for death after discovering his secret relationship with the disrespectful widow (Liza J. Bennett) of one of his other former lieutenants. Their hitman is forced to kill the mob boss’ son (Matt McTighe) to save the life of the woman he loves putting them both in grave danger.
As Reese shadows their enforcer, Finch tries to follow the steps of the spunky waitress to find the couple’s secret spot, and Carter (Taraji P. Henson) arrives on the scene to work with Det. Szymanski (Michael McGlone) and look into the murder of the mob boss’ son. Reese is able to stop the second attempt on the couple’s lives but all he earns for his bravery is a slug in the chest from the man he’s trying to keep alive. His intervention also causes the gangster to put out a $1,000,000 bounty on the man who killed his son.
Realizing the situation is quickly spiraling out of control, Finch takes a trip to prison to officially meet and enlist the help of an unlikely ally – Elias (Enrico Colantoni). Elias agrees, for a price, to do what he can to stop hired killers from attempting to cash-in on the bounty, but one of the hitmen (Otto Sanchez) not under Elias’ very long reach makes a play for enforcer by grabbing the waitress at the train station. To save her Reese and the enforcer will have to come to an understanding and commit to a suicide run that one of them won’t survive.
I’m glad to see Colantoni return and his choice of payment for helping Finch and Reese works on multiple levels including getting an up close look at how Finch’s mind works. Although we don’t get any flashbacks to Reese’s own failed relationship, the episodes does a good job at playing on what we already know of the man’s past to support Reese’s reasons for wanting to save both potential victims, even the one Finch refers to as “bad code.”